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Vic Biorseth, Saturday,
December 27, 2014
These thoughts were inspired by a book, which was part of a Christmas gift. The book title is The Keys Of This Blood, written by the noted author Malachi Martin. He was an "insider" in the Jesuits, and an "insider" at the highest levels in the Vatican. He was privy to high level communications, discussions and stratagems in play in the Vatican during the rise of John Paul II and through the economic collapse of the Soviet Union.
This book covers a huge area of insider knowledge, from the moral decline of the Jesuits, to the near destruction of established Catholic Liturgy and proper Catholic catechesis across the board, to the multiple huge cleric scandals, and on, and on - but here I want to limit the subject to the Judas Complex, or the Judas Syndrome, whichever you prefer. As I slowly consume this mass of material I project that several more articles will be coming forth from it. Much if not all of it is new to me. As things strike me, I will talk about them here.
What is the Judas Complex? According to Malachi Martin, Judas Iscariot may not have known, until the end, that he was a traitor, and that what he was doing was treason. In this vision or theory, Judas was a true disciple - a believer, a student and a follower of Jesus Christ. His problem was that he was still "worldly" in his thinking. He lacked supernatural faith. He was thinking too much. He was not fully or properly recognizing Jesus Christ as God.
And, at some point in their early discipleship, neither did the other eleven recognize Him as God. Thomas was quite late - after the Resurrection, when he touched and beheld Him in the flesh, and examined His wounds. Perhaps most of them didn't fully understand the Godship of Jesus until after the Resurrection.
Who Judas thought he was following, in following Jesus, was the prophesied Messiah, who Judas thought, and truly believed, would rise to become King of Israel. And the Twelve would become sub-kings of the twelve tribes of Israel. A much more worldly picture than the truth of the matter.
Judas was the only one of the twelve who came from an administrative background, to whom politics and associated political compromise were quite familiar. The others were all simple working men, mostly fishermen. They were not "polished" speakers or scholars or anything other than simple, direct, ordinary working men, who had little or no experience with or understanding of politics, political one-up-manship and political compromise.
Judas, however, knew more than they how to get things done and help Jesus rise to power. He may have seen himself as potentially becoming Jesus' Grand Wazir and personal adviser, perhaps even second in command of the new Kingship. Whether that was true or not, in Malachi Martin's theory, Judas fully intended to do everything in his power to help Jesus become King of the Jews. He didn't understand that Jesus didn't need his help, and didn't want it; he didn't understand that Jesus' Kingdom was not of this world.
This idea struck a familiar, harmonious chord with me. It made many of Judas' seemingly cold and calculating interactions with Jesus make more sense. If it was correct, then Judas would not even have correctly understood Jesus identifying him as His betrayer at the Last Supper. Because, in his mind, he had no real intention of betraying Jesus.
He incorrectly thought that what Jesus was doing, or trying to do, was going about the business or process of making Himself a worldly King. He was repeatedly upset with how Jesus was going about it. In his strictly worldly view, Jesus was making major mistakes, and he, Judas, knew more about how to get there than Jesus did. He wanted to make Jesus King, but Jesus wouldn't listen to him. Jesus would not compromise, and worldly politics insist upon either compromise, or war.
So, in this version or interpretation, when Judas identified the Lord to mob for thirty pieces of silver, he thought he was forcing Jesus into a position in which he would absolutely have to compromise, finally.
But Jesus didn't compromise.
And Judas didn't recognize his error until then.
The Judas Complex Working Today may be the deeper explanation of how Priests, Bishops and Cardinals of the Catholic Church can be seen to either promote, or stand aside and allow, mortal sin not only in their flocks, but among themselves. It involves a lack of supernatural faith. Worldliness.
In their attempt to build up the Church, they make political compromises with the world. Some of them, anyway. It is now my belief that many of them are truly evil. There is no way that Cardinals such as Dolan, and Wuerl, and Kasper, and others, could possibly still believe in the True Presence in the Eucharist, or they would not be running their Churches the way they are. They could not possibly believe that God is present right where they stand, as they are allowing, at least, mortal sin to pass by, inside their Churches, unopposed.
I don't know if you've read Malachi Martin yet, but I highly recommend him, so far. I've got a lot more reading to do here. This book has been added to the Reference Material linked at the bottom of every webpage.
I bid you good reading, and good thinking.
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Witnessing, grieving and weeping for our dieing culture. What might it take to call a whole people back from the brink of cultural death?
If we have an inherent right to something, then, who must supply it? Rights and Responsibilities exist in paired sets; a right does not exist in the absence of a related responsibility. If indeed we have a right to our job, then, someone must provide it. Who?
So how come we have all these homeless people if our system is so great? The strong "Utopian Idealist" firmly believes that absolute worldly perfection is actually possible. Therefore, there should never be any such thing as a hungry or homeless person.
Taking a look at Illegal Immigration and Tax Problem solutions. In our view, the minimum wage and income tax have outlived their usefulness, and only contribute to the illegal alien problem.
First journal / blog entries when the thinking catolic blog first opened up. Notes to readers about what I was doing.
On-going WebSite work and planned WebPages as of 09/07/2006 Adding items to book store.
Vic's busted finger status - life goes on. Another busted finger status report, since the original one rolled off of the 50-entry BLOG update records.
Website Status as of 02/05/2009. No more Bookstore; no more Contact Me; no more complexity.
Website Status 03-09-2009. Just a note to bring you up to date on website status 03-09-2009.
Website Status 04/06/2009. Busy driving daily now; most website work will be weekend and as available.
The Plastic Bags and Eco Doom theory: will plastic bags end life as we know it? Plastic Bag and Eco Doom predictions tell us that plastic grocery and garbage bags will still be buried in the land fills and dumps a thousand years from now. Well … so what?
Farewell Smokey Biorseth; Rest In Peace. Hello Coal Biorseth; Welcome Home. As we were laying our beloved Smokey Biorseth to rest in his grave beside the lilies, a carbon-copy of Smokey, in younger form, emerged from the lilies.
Honky Biorseth really runs this house. If you want to know what's in any cabinet in the house, just ask Honky Biorseth.
Kill the illegal alien marketplace, and illegal aliens will leave on their own. Why should we "imagine" life with no Mexico? Shouldn't the Mexicans be trying to imagine life without the USA?
More Marxist infiltration of higher education. Public school and the media are not the only places dominated by Marxist thought; even Catholic institutions are infected.
Of Families and Fortunes, and Inheritance Vs. Redistribution. Families and Fortunes are despised by Marxists, because Marxism demonizes the family, demonizes fortunes, and even demonizes profit.
Website Status Update 11/09/10 Just a Website status update; where we are and where we’re going.
Regarding the 2010 Tax Deal Pledge Breaker: Pledge? What Pledge? How can Republican deal makers even face us? We need to hang a Tea Party target on all professional politicians for 2012.
Pray for peace in Jerusalem, and for deliverance of Israel from harm. To pray for peace in Jerusalem is to pray for deliverance from Obama.
A tale of Promised Financial Melt-Down Debt Ceiling Nonsense and Happy Marxists. Everyone, on both sides, believes the Debt Ceiling Nonsense. Why?
God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things. God and Nature: on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.
Our Ohio voter Guide for the 2012 Election. The 2l012 Ohio Voter Guide – The Choices Have Never Been Clearer, or more critical.
Evangelization enters the animal kingdom with the first bear prayer. It is fitting that the first bear prayer would be a prayer of thanksgiving.
Is the Internet down in Lithuania? Sudden loss of Lithuanian traffic suggests the internet is down in Lithuania.
The rise of the Femi Nazi Green Beret, and the decline of military victory. The first Femi Nazi Green Beret will be awarded out of fairness, not excellence.
Food Insurance: Is this stuff really any good? All of us conspiracy-theorizing, global-calamity doomsday-preppers need their Food Insurance.
We just had to try to do Robert Irvine's Plastic Wrapped Baby Back Ribs. Put plastic wrapped baby back ribs in the oven? What? Are you nuts?
Thoughts on the first Eucharist, established by the Last Supper. The first Eucharist was recognized by the Apostles for what it was on that holiest Holy Thursday.
Get behind these Tea Party Candidates. The Constitution is not going to be restored to legal preeminence unless we replace leadership incumbents of BOTH PARTIES.
Ecce homo; Behold the man. Ecce Homo. Behold the Innocent Lamb, who takes away the sins of the world.
When your system slows down or hangs, it's time for a Total System Reboot. America, the World, and even the Catholic Church may need a Total System Reboot.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi
Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.—Winston Churchill
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.—Ayn Rand
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